Here’s what’s behind the construction on Shawnee Mission Parkway in Fairway

Fairway Corporate Center

Demolition of the Fairway Corporate Center is underway to make room for the "active adult" apartment redevelopment, pictured above. File image.

Drivers in Fairway may have noticed — and residents in that pocket of northeast Johnson County may have heard — some major construction work happening along Shawnee Mission Parkway. Or deconstruction, as it were.

Driving the news: The work is to demolish the Fairway Corporate Center at 4210 and 4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway, near the new Starbucks that is on the former Stroud’s site.